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Self-Catering Luxury Holiday Apartment Rental Accommodation



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
Castiglion Fosco, Nr. Perugia & Lake Trasimeno - Hillside Village Location, Stunning Views Front And Rear

This beautifully refurbished holiday rental apartment is the top floor of a 200 year old 3 storey building with stunning views front and rear in an unspoilt medieval hillside village location. The accommodation comprises of a 4 metre balcony, 2 bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, separate bathroom, lounge, fully fitted kitchen, central heating, log fires, wooden beams, Sleeps up to 4/5, available all year round. The apartment is large, colourful, bright and airy. Ideal vacation location to explore Umbria, Tuscany and Marche. There is a one bedroom fully equipped apartment on the lower floor which can sleep an additional two guests.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been married for 30 years and are in our mid 50's. We have two sons who have more or less flown the nest but still love to come to Italy with us. We adore good food, wine and sunshine so this really is our nirvana. A lot of our time in Italy is spent walking and I enjoy mountain and road biking. I am an ex rugby player so I still like to keep fit and have encouraged my wife to do the same. We live in a 400 year old cottage in a small village in Somerset and love the simple lifestyle here. We make our own cider and grow our vegetables, the good life!! However you will see from our large collection of cd's we still have a taste for rock music and go to lots of concerts. Diversity makes life interesting!!

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Mark, a belated thanks for making Casa Bella Vista available (we have had a constant run of guests). It was truly a joy - the facility, the views, the neighbours, Umbria. Just great. The Italian folk we met were so friendly and helpful. We made day trips to Florence, Perugia, Gubbio and Orvieto, along with numerous other amazing towns. I am reliving the experience by doing a series of watercolours. Again, many thanks".

Blackwell - Australia

"Thank you for a lovely week in the sun, everything here we could wish for, well equipped and comfy!

The corkscrew worked a treat!

Hope to visit again soon"

Ciao David and Beulah - Shepperton, UK

"A wonderful place, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!

Casa Bella Vista is a great base to explore Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche.

Its great fun ex
Aug 2004
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing apartment, beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was brilliant, all clean and tidy exactly as described. loved the balcony too, amazing views. the surrounding area was great too, loads to do, plenty of vineyards for wine tasting, the owners recommended Cantina Monte Vibiano, amazing tour of the vineyards and overall great experience. We took a trip to nearby town of Montefalco and had some amazing local wine and food. I highly recommend taking the short trip to Castiglione del Lago and walking around the castle that overlooks the lake.

Overall what an amazing stay, I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to visit Italy. I will 100% be going again and make this an annual trip.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5* experience at a fraction of the price

  • 5 of 5

After a hectic summer at work me and my girlfriend had a one week vacation in Italy (Umbria). We arrived at Casa Bella Vista and were pleasantly surprised at the spacious apartment. The views from the balcony into the valley are simply stunning! The views from the bedrooms are also breathtaking.

We emailed the owner for advise on what to do, where to go, and even what car hire company to use, local cities, what vineyards to visit and rambling routes etc.... We were very well instructed. The owner also helped us plan our trip into the Sibillini Mountains, whitewater rafting was the pick of the outdoor sports here. The walk to the top if the Marmore's falls was also a spectacular sight.

We could have easily spent another week at the apartment and were sad to leave such a beautiful setting.

Thank you so much for making our holiday so perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked this Holiday at the last minute for week and we had a great time, the location is high in the Italian hills where you an really get into the culture of Italy.

This location is superb with splendid views surrounded by vineyards of grapes and olives and is idea for walks and cycling, with the shops and a waterpark near where the kids had a ball.

we drove a short distance to the wineries and had an excellent day touring the various villages.

The accommodation was very nice decorated with an Italian style and very homely feel to it, it is decked out with everything you need.

If you are looking for a relax time where you can also do activities when you want and really enjoy the culture of Italy this holiday is for you, and by he way the local wine is so cheap and the quality is superb.

One final word -I booked the same place again next year. Its fab.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

My wife, Lindsey, lived in Rome when she was younger and always had a yearning to return to Italy. This glorious area chose us! A serious of events led us here and has been our sanctuary. We go to Rome on every visit as it is the most beautiful city in the world, but it is a relief to return to the countryside, the cooler air, the simple way of living and the marvellous friendly people. We immerse ourselves in the incredible history and culture and love the local festa's. This area is unspoilt and we can live the Italian life, as chef, Antonio Carluccio said, 'Umbria is Italy's secret and long may it last'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Commune Bar at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Lago Tresimeno at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club Perugia at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Perugia at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tavernelle at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Norcia at 130 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lago Tresimeno at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary


Castiglione del Lago, Lake Tresimeno 25 km - Sandy beaches with many waterfront bathing areas. Ferry to 3 islands and other resorts around the lake.

Città della Pieve (21 km) - Birthplace of Perugino

Paciano (18 km) - Attractive, renovated hill-top village

Panicale (13 km ) - magnificent views of the Trasimeno Lake and the valley of the Nestore torrent.

Piegaro (16.5 km ) - located above the valley Nestore

Tavernelle (4 km) - Local market takes place here on Monday morning. It is located behind the main street, at the traffic lights near the banks.

Castiglione del Lago (28 km) - overlooking Lake Trasimeno, with stunning views

Isole Trasimeno (Maggiore, Minore and Polvese) - there is a ferry service that jumps around the lake and to the islands ( closest boarding point is either San Feliciano or Castiglione del Lago)

Passignano (47 km) - North side of the lake. It is written that Hannibal defeated the Roman Army around the valley of Tuoro.

San Feliciano (28 km) - Attractive old fishing village (ferry to Polvese)


Rome Ciampino/Fiumicino Airports 160 km - Ryanair daily flights from Stanstead and Luton. Easyjet daily flights from Bristol. Firenze 150 km. Pisa 200 km. Regional Airport Santa Egidio (12 km east of Perugia) Daily flights from Stanstead.

Use of car is essential. Car hire at all airports. Rail travel from Rome Termini to Chiusi 2 hrs. Car hire available opposite Chiusi station. Rail from Rome Termini to Perugia change at Terni 2½ hrs. Rail from Firenze Central Station to Perugia 2 hrs.


Perugia 25 km (Umbria Jazz festival during July). Assisi 50 km. Arezzo 74km. Orvieto 70km. Siena 100 km. Chiusi 26 km.

Cortona 50km. Tavernelle 3km. Castiglione del Lago 25km.

Panicale 13km. Piegaro 16km. Citta della Pieve 23km (birth place of Painter Perugino - Pietro Vannucci).

Further Details:

Village amenities include - Tennis, supermarket, delicatessen, pharmacy, post office, bar/cafe, restaurant, 24hr petrol station. Open air leisure pool complex in Tavernelle 3km. All larger supermarkets, shops, banks, etc in Tavernelle. Lake Trasimeno 16km - fishing. Water sports: sailing, water skiing, jet ski. Horse riding, pony trekking.

Angling: Enquiries must be made to the local federation for information on regional rules and seasonal size limits for various species. Angling is practised on Lake Trasimeno and on Lake Piediluco for tench, carp, eel, perch, coregon and bleak; the same is true for Lake Corbara; on the rivers Chiascio, Assino, Nera, Corno and Clitunno for trout; on the Tiber for carp, chub, barbel and other white fish.

Rafting: On the rapids of the Nera river for a distance of 3km starting at the Marmore Waterfall.

Centro Canoa e Rafting -Le Marmore- Ph. +39 0330753420 - 0337729154 reservations.

Bicycling: Umbria offers many trails away from main roads.

Bartolucci Bruno: Assisi Railway of S.Maria degli Angeli - Ph. +39 0368431758 - 0330882762.

Testa Renato: Orvieto Via Montemarte, 47 Ph. +39 0763344303 - 03356125469.

Equestrian sports: The Umbrian countryside is ideal for riding, offering ample stretches of wild and uncontaminated areas. Associazione Ippica San Martino: Perugia. Strada Montebello, 2 - Ponte Pattoli Ph. + 39 075694897. Azienda Agrituristica Bartoli Spoleto Loc. Patrico di Spoleto Ph. +39 0743220058.

Country rambling and trekking: The natural morphology of the Region lends itself admirably to these pastimes. Marked trails, besides those of the Trasimeno district and the treks in the Monti Martani are continually increasing, it is therefore advisable to get an up-date before setting out or from the Italian Alpine Club (CAI): in Foligno, Via Piermarini; Perugia, Via della Gabbia 9; Spoleto, Via Panciani 4, Ph. +39 0743220403; Terni, Via F.lli Cerbi, 31 - Ph. + 39 0744286500.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Season - Jan - April
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer Season May - June
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season - July - Aug
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Season - Sept
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Season - Oct - Dec
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
50% deposit secures booking (non refundable). Balance of payment minimum 2 weeks before departure.
A refundable security deposit is payable.

Changeover Day:
Flexible booking days available. Vacate apartment by 10.00 am day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Easter, Christmas and New Year are priced as high season.
Discount available for bookings of 4 weeks or more.
Discounts for short notice bookings.
Deposits are non refundable.

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From the Owner

Umbria is the ‘Green Heart’ of Italy and, as so, Casa Bella Vista is ideally situated for travelling around. We can reach Rome and Florence in less than 2 hours with Sienna and San Gimignano even closer. The beautiful Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest inland lake in Italy, where Hannibal fought the Roman Army, is just 30 minutes away as is the elegant city of Perugia. Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis is on most travellers lists of places to visit and is around a 40 minute drive. Less than a couple of hours from the apartment you will find the Sibillini Mountains with the most stunning scenery and famous hilltop town of Castelluccio di Norcia. This area offers exquisite walks, white water rafting, and skiing in the winter. It is also home to the World’s tallest man made waterfall. The apartment is in an ideal location for wine lovers, we have an excellent vineyard with great tours and tasting nearby. Less than an hour away is the beautiful town and region of Montefalco. their famous Sagrantino wine has received DOCG classification. Our House Keepers, Narelle and Troy, run a successful tour business incorporating many of the local vineyards and those further afield. senseumbria@ please contact us for more details or find their number with our House Keeper information.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Split level En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, wash basin, WC & bidet. Separate bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Super kingsize bed Bedroom 2: Two single beds Childs Cot available. Plus put you up bed


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: High beamed ceilings, available all year round, full central heating, logs available for winter months. Fans in all rooms. The of gas, electricity and water is included in the price. Logs bed linen and towels can be provided at an extra cost. Outside: Parking for 2 cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaned before and after guests. Towels and bed linen available, changed weekly. Washing machine available on request. Other: Hairdryers in both bedrooms, ceiling fans in all rooms, insect screens on all windows.

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